On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1885

  • Feb 4 Sarah Miriam Peale, American portrait painter (General Lafayette, 1825), dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Jules Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832)
  • Feb 15 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, and conductor (New York Oratorio Society; New York Symphony), dies at 52
  • Feb 18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61